How to Help
We are delighted that you have chosen to volunteer at Orlando Day Nursery. We want you to enjoy yourself so we have made the volunteer process as painless as possible.
State law requires that you read and sign the Attestation of Good Moral Character and Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements. As well as the Affidavit of Volunteer, which needs to be notarized.
We request that you fill out our volunteer sign-up sheet so we can track the volunteer hours.
You will receive a list of guidelines to help enhance your time here. Please read these carefully.
If you have any problems, please speak with your employee supervisor and/or the Program Director.
- Volunteer Application Packet
- Affidavit of Volunteer (must be notarized)
- Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Requirements (must be signed)
- Photo permission & release (must be signed)
- Attestation of Good Moral Character (must be signed)
- Sign-in sheet
Volunteer applicants are asked to contact ODN with their interest in submitting an application via email to Volunteer@OrlandoDayNursery.org . Additionally, at no time are volunteers left alone with children or made responsible for them. ODN reserves the right to deny volunteering to any applicant with any offenses under Chapter 435, Florida Statutes. We are looking for individuals that value our mission “to make a positive impact on the downtown Orlando community by providing quality and affordable childcare and early childhood education services for the children of lower income families.”
Volunteer Job Opportunities at ODN
- Child Mentor Volunteers to work as a shadow and friend to an assigned child (ages 0-5) under the supervision of an early childhood educator. Ability to establish a friendly relationship with the child that supports the child’s independence, development, growth and appropriate behavior in the classroom. Training and four hours per week in the classroom is required, additional time at volunteer’s discretion. Must be able to pass background screening.
- Facility Volunteers to help with painting, indoor maintenance and landscaping projects such as clean-up or replacing annuals.
- Teacher Support Volunteers to assist with Internet research, classroom organization and curriculum planning. One hour per week required, best if available between the hours of noon and 2 PM any weekday.
- Music Volunteer to plan and deliver early childhood music experiences to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, either assigned to a specific age group or rotating among ten classrooms. Ability to sing and provide nursery rhymes, finger plays, chants and rhythm awareness to children, including suggestions to teachers for background music selections. Two hours per week required, additional time at volunteer’s discretion. Must be able to pass background screening.
- Membership Volunteers to assist with Speaker Bureau opportunities to showcase organization, events and fundraising efforts, optionally including work on a planning committee for membership drives.
- Program Volunteers to work on planning committees for Family, Holiday and Preschool Graduation events. Responsibilities could include the solicitation of door prizes or raffle drawing items from corporate sponsors.
- Event Volunteers to work at Orlando Day Nursery events in various capacities, such as ticket takers, parking attendants, concession stand and restroom attendants.
- Service Volunteers to work on IT, Website or Office support. Potential to introduce children to computer technology, if the right candidate.
- Photographer to take candid shots of children at play and other program functions for use in website, print materials and other media opportunities that will showcase Orlando Day Nursery.
- Catering Service Volunteer to promote and schedule facility space for group meetings; design layout and photographs of catering options as a fundraiser for Orlando Day Nursery.
- Lunch Assistant Volunteer to help set up food carts and deliver meals, snacks and supplies to ten classrooms at 11:15 and 2:30, as available, Monday-Friday.
- Parent Helper Volunteers to greet and help parents, as needed, upon arrival and/or pickup times at the Center. Assist in the collection of their child and any personal items to ensure children are safe while moving in and around vehicles.
- Board Member Volunteers to support the Executive Director in achieving the organization’s mission. Participate in monthly meetings (3rd Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:00 AM); offer expertise in Strategic Planning, financial management, community relationship-building; fundraising and donor development. Two-year commitment required.
The recommended hours to volunteer with the children are 8:30 a.m to 12 pm and 2:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. If you would like to help the teachers and/or staff in any way, you can come anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The paperwork must be completed prior to volunteering.
If any of these opportunities interests you or if you have some ideas of your own, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Charee at 407-422-5291.
Please call or email and let us know when you would like to come, so we know when to expect you and check that there is not a conflict with other activities or groups.